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Structure Introductory Paragraph - introduce & ease reader into topic - move from general sentences to specific ones - end with your thesis statementEg: life – literature – book – topic – thesis life – history – people – topic – book - thesis
Structure Thesis - An arguable statement, making clear the position the author takes on a topic - Depends upon your purpose & audience(Topic = what the text is “about;” the subject addressed by a text Eg: greed, love, hope, jealousy, etc.)
Structure Body Paragraphs - where you prove your thesis Body Paragraph Structure: 1. Point (topic sentence: proves thesis) 2. Proofs (as many as are practical) 3. Comment (relates proofs to thesis)
Structure Concluding Paragraph - re-state your thesis - move from specific sentences to general ones - ease reader away from essay, and back to real life again (theme statement)
Structure The Rebuttal Paragraph- Acknowledge points of opposing argument- Minimize the validity of these points* Insert after your introductory paragraph!
Essay Outline -What’s required -Marks for summative
Essay Outline Thesis (2) List of rebuttal points (3) For each body paragraph: (3X4) - Full topic sentence - Proofs in point form - Full comment sentence Thesis restatement in different words (1) Theme statement (2)
Hints & Tips Do not write in 1st person (avoid “I”) Do not start a body / concluding paragraph with a quotation Move from your weakest point to your strongest Do not use contractions Do not use colloquial language Use the present tense Refer to author by last name Develop a creative title that relates to thesis
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